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Feb 13, 2013 9:00am EST
professional life. he'll also talk a little bit of time at citi. that's been controversial, as you guys have pointed out. the question to a lot of lawmakers is, what exactly did jack lew while he worked at citi for the money he collected. he'll describe himself as a changed agent inside citi. he doesn't mention at all in the prepared remarks anything about this fund that he invested in, that was based in the cayman islands. that's likely to be controversial. we're likely to hear several questions about that one. david, the prepared testimony is one thing, but when then get to the q&a, they'll bear down on what jack lew has to say. carl. >> eamon, there's some discussion how his grilling might be a little bit light, only because republicans haven't really coalesced around a whole lot of opposition. >> yeah, i think the consensus is, they might bang him up a little bit in the hearing. but the expectation is he'll get through and the president will get his man. jack lew has been scrutinized in the past for a variety of jobs. he's a well-known figure here in washington. a lot of republicans don'
CNBC
Feb 21, 2013 9:00am EST
a big move. >> lastly, citi goes buy to hold bhp. >> people ask me what i'm worried become it is the endless pressure in the my earth and the materials. free port yesterday, 32. bhp, looks like -- these are rolling ever. the junior gold minors are horrendous. joint global up yesterday on rumors. why are these going down so hard? >> you think god is overdone? >> i like gold az as an allocation, a currency. these miners, they are the weakest, they are terrible. terrible stocks. ran gold, a well run company. >> going back to late 11. >> the euro, by the way, looks -- versus the dollar, the euro really come down. something to watch with the metals, rio tinto a fine company, bhp a fine company. rolling over that is worrisome. i don't think they are done rolling over. >>> home builders falling sharply last few days. an analyst says there is another sector you can play to make money off of housing, the opening bell on a thursday is just minutes away. recognize me. but i am your market data. i know what you're looking for. i'm not chained to your desk anymore. i'm faster and smarte
CNBC
Feb 22, 2013 12:00pm EST
. coach at an 18-month low. kors, new high earlier this week. and you've got coach on citi's list of the global top 50 stocks, which i found ironic. >> citi's clearly wrong. coach hasn't been in style for quite some time. my kids stopped buying that years ago. fashion is a fad and coach is fashion. michael kors is the hot one right now. i sold macy's over $40 on wednesday. i'm worried about the consumer. i'm worried about retail guiding down because of obama care because don't forget, they have to start -- >> wait a minute. that's a headline in and of itself, at least in terms of what we talk about on this show. you've been a backer of macy's for a long time. >> right. >> you have believed in the story that lundgren, the ceo, has been telling us. now you're out. you're making a bigger statement here about where you think the consumer sits and where the market could go? >> i didn't quite slip that in, did i? i think that macy's is still a cheap stock. however, i'm worried about the consumer space. i'm worried about the consumer a little bit in terms of the money that's going in the
CNBC
Feb 4, 2013 5:00pm EST
in new york city's times square, i'm melissa lee. altitude sickness. stocks pull back. monopoly money. if you had a billion dollars, would you put into houses? we have a guest who is doing just that. and jpmorgan versus citigroup. while karen is cheating on jamie dimon. first, let's get to our top four trades. pete? >> ups. i was focusing on them for multiple reasons. that tnt deal for tnt express over in europe, obviously $7 billion is now back to ups. they are going to have to use that in different ways. the dividend, the other share buy-bayi buy-backs. it's pulled back slightly since that time. but this remains a very, very interesting stock. and today, the options got even more interesting. seller of april calls, buyer of the july upside calls. this is that roll from one out to the other, looking for a little bit of time but more upside to happen. >> and grasso, you were watching levels on the s&p 500, the biggest decline so far this year. >> right. you look at the weekly level. you have to look at the weekly low from last week. 1496. closed right below that. we haven't seen that
CNBC
Feb 14, 2013 5:00pm EST
. "fast money" begins right now. have a good night. ♪ >>> nasdaq market site, new york city's times square, i'm melissa lee. this valentine's day evening, big air, mega mergers the hot ticket for airline investors but how can the smaller guys compete? dave barger gives an explanation as to why he thinks smaller is better. >>> pain at the pump. why steve grasso is betting the refinery run is not yet over. >>> and active management. how can you make money by riding the coat tails of carl icon, and dan lowe. first to the markets. another day of going nowhere for stocks but traders making money trading. so what was your top trade today? >> when i was younger, i was excellent at that game, one of these things is not like the other. remember the "sesame street" thing? >> really, your forte? >> what i noticed about the market, both bonds went up and stocks went up. i think it's a good thing. the worst thing in the world to me is yields rising for stocks. so i think that lends itself to a buy. tlt, name i talked about before, can go along with the spy i talked about a week ago. >> hmmm. >> so many
CNBC
Feb 19, 2013 1:00pm EST
. the market declared brick and mortar stores dead. what's the other store. circuit city went out of business. there's only a few left. people are tactile to a certainly degree and i think people are going to like brick and mortar and stop from shoe rooming. i think best buy a decent buy, stop at 15. >> that sounds interesting. let's move to rchl bc capital, upgrading mgm to outperform to sect or perform, increasing the target to $16. rbc seeing catalyst to unlock further equity including expectations of dividend from mgm china. they think mgm can regain it's new license. shares up there over 21%. what do you think, jim? >> when i look at it, i think the reasons they picked out were good. the china dividend and gaming license, that's good. when i look at a stock that had a 50% rally, 48% since mid november, i start to think people are not going to buy, rally so much. to me looks like the chart could go lower by a buck. >> thank you so much. had a little audio hit. one of the biggest stories, influential man on wall street, michelle will tell you about. >> absolutely. on wall street fighting i
CNBC
Feb 7, 2013 4:00pm EST
threatening situation. already, national weather service posted blizzard warnings from new york city to hartford, boston, up to portland, maine. this is going to be a big storm. it is starting off as two storms. one to the north, one to the south here. they're going to come together, one with the cold air, one with a lot of moisture and develop, really get cranking during the day, into the evening on friday, this is how it plays out. not quite together yet and then in the evening, things are really going to go downhill. heavy snow, this does include new york city, 95 to boston. the storm now as one overnight friday into saturday. and it's still going to be hanging in there saturday evening for parts of new england. when it's all said and done, so than two feet of snow. and it's possible new york city and long island, foot, maria, maybe a foot and a half. >> all right, chris. thank you so much. we have to gear up for that. appreciate that. my thoughts on a potential trouble spot for the markets. that's next in observation. stay with us. with fidelity's new options platform, we've comp
CNBC
Feb 8, 2013 9:00am EST
of resources. when you need a lot of resources to move all those 400,000 people to the city. >> a couple of headlines from the new york stock exchange. regarding winter storm, they say they do expect business as usual. this is according to a spokesperson. keeping member firms and traders informed of the weather reports. remember, we had some issues during sandy, obviously, where the exchange had to work mightily to open. it says it has contingency plans in effect. the surge they're talking here in new york is three to five feet. sandy was 13 feet. >> far different. >> ostensibly under a lot less pressure, but you never know what the storm's going to bring. >> up in the boston area, i believe it could be more significant. and again, with the high tides, highest tide of the month, what time will the surge be. i know there's a lot of focus on that. >> people should listen to the safety. >> watching shares of linkedin today. all new-time highs. blowing past expectations with its earnings. revenues up 81%. mostly coming from linkedin's recruitment services. stocks up almost 80% in the last 12
CNBC
Feb 8, 2013 3:00pm EST
outside new york city and our cnbc headquarters. it is bad and it's getting worse. the big worry now, power outages. believe it or not, there were gas lines last night. >> and a different kind of storm brewing in washington over the automatic cuts known as sequestration. today the white house came out with a forecast on what would happen if they do kick in, and it makes the nor'easter look like a snow flurry. we'll separate fact from fiction on that later. stay with us. ♪ let's go. ♪ ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] introducing the all-new cadillac xts... another big night on the town, eh? ...and the return of life lived large. ♪ oh this is lame, investors could lose tens of thousands of dollars on their 401(k) to hidden fees. is that what you're looking for, like a hidden fee in your giant mom bag? maybe i have them... oh that's right i don't because i rolled my account over to e-trade where... woah. okay... they don't have hidden fees... hey fern. the junk drawer? why would they... is that my gerbil? you said he moved to a tiny farm. that's it, i'm running away. no, no you can't c
CNBC
Feb 12, 2013 1:00pm EST
some of the world's cleanest gas turbines are now powering some of america's biggest cities. siemens. answers. >>> it is time for final trade time. pete, kick us off. >> bank of america ready to break out and get towards 13. >> mtw, construction trade, i ththe going to continue to move. >> steve weiss. >> qualcomm, running a sale, time to get it if you don't own it. >> that does it for us live goldman tech conference in san francisco. "power lunch" starts now. >> hello. welcome to "power lunch." michelle caruso-cabrera. in for sue and tyler. apple ceo tim cook making big headlines. the fight with hedge fund manager david einhorn and cannibalization of the company's product. more on that fallout. >> also mead china factor, las vegas rolling out red carpet for chinese new year tourist, which casino stock stands to win big. >> "sports illustrated" swimsuit edition hits news stands today. i bet you already knew that. supermodel kate upton on the cover for the second year running. she's going to join us live here on "power lunch." we don't want to miss that. >> in the meantime,
CNBC
Feb 27, 2013 1:00pm EST
. chrw. a lot of buying of may 60 calls. >> stock correcting more than 10%. bought citi yesterday and more this morning. >> tesla. among the june 40 calls, unfairly beaten up. >> tweet me. that does it for us. can you see more "fast" at 5:00 tonight. big snap back. dow marching towards all time closing highs. right now up 130 points and "power" starts now. >> it is 1:00 in the east. welcome, everybody. on wall street we have several breaking stories to tell you about. big news on apple and price line today. apple's shareholder's meeting and a day after a big report on priceline. we have that company's ceo. let's look at apple shares for the upday on the market. we will delve deeply into apple in just a moment. meantime, priceline, let's take a look that one. sort of the massive performance over the last few years at $698 even. it is higher by 19.51 at this instance. sue is at the new york stock exchange. hi, sue. >> hi, ty. we have a strong market day today. markets are popping on very solid economic news. durable goods numbers and good earnings. and of course ben bernanke's reaff
CNBC
Feb 7, 2013 9:00am EST
to fail, the sequester and how he missed the crisis at citi. >>> is it time to say good-bye to the u.s. airways brands? a deal looks close for amr's american to take it over, become the number one brand. does consolidation mean airlines just got more attractive. >>> we start off with the retailers, january report card, macy's posting an 11.7% jump in same-store saturday and raising guidance. stellar results from some of the retailers. >> such a mixed picture. some guys -- kohl's, people decided their clearance is moving the stock up nicely. gap strong happens moved. consistently great job. people talking about urban outfitters doing a great job, doesn't seem like the stocks right now are moving the way you would think they would. i don't know how many people are counting on this particular month -- >> a short month, bleedover from the holidays. the rate of beats, 59% is the strongest since august, which was 86%, thanks to mkm partners. the number of them that have outpaced expectations is pretty big, relative to everything else. >> this is historically the one month i don't care abou
CNBC
Feb 6, 2013 3:00pm EST
>>> well, "the economist" is out with its list of most expensive cities in the world based on the price of everyday items. at number five, we have melbourne, australia, my hometown where, unfortunately, a loaf of bread there will set you back an average of $4.84. oslo, norway, very expensive city, a pack of smokes governments 15 bucked and number three, sydney, a bottle of table wine will cost you $25 which is a disgrace considering how much wine we produce and the runner up osaka, japan, where a dinner for four costs you $950. world's most expensive city, tokyo, loaf of bread, $9.60. >> thanks for watching "street signs," everybody. >> "closing bell" is next. >> hi, everybody. we enter the final stretch. welcome to the "closing bell." i'm embroemo at the new york stock exchange. this market trying to finish and retake that 14,000 level, not so fast. >> we're coming back here. i'm bill griffith. a see-saw day so far, the market's february volatility does continue and setting up to be an interesting final hour of trade, this being the most important hour of the day. as we've
CNBC
Feb 7, 2013 1:00pm EST
york city start with rain as we have two systems. one, a clipper across the midwest bringing detroit and michigan some snow but also the southern snow giving south some rain. they will come together an form a new storm, a nor'easter off-shore. as they do so we will plenty of wind, rain and snow and both storms mean business. let's put this in motion by friday evening. plenty of wind and rain and some wind gusts, 40, 50 miles per hour and some models that say these could be stronger than that. it is not just friday and friday night. new york city might start with rain. but crashing over hard to snow and the snow does not stop until sometime saturday for you. and this is slowing down into sunday. so saturday and sunday of additional snow. especially for new england. the bull's eye is here, so people are out of it. say philly, d.c. were you're out of this system in terms of heavy snow where the bull's eye is is the boston area. if we get behind the low side, that might be a foot of snow in boston. worst case scenario, perhaps three times that amount in the areas in and north and west of
CNBC
Feb 8, 2013 6:00am EST
in boston. many cities are telling residents, don't travel if you don't have to. airlines are now warning the blizzard could cripple travel and hundreds of flights have already been canceled. we're going to check in one on friends at the weather channel. just a couple of minutes for their latest forecast. also in the news, the justice department in multiple states reportedly discussing suing moody's for defrauding investors. any move likely to make a similar rival against standard & poors is testing likely so this likely to be more than two years out. the goal is to get more battle on potentially hazard just flights, so these flights will only happens. now let's head across the country to joe and becky and see what they have coming up this morning. joe, how was your week on the course? >> yeah, i had only one day in the tournament and it was one of those days that i'm used to out here. >> it was beautiful weather. >> it was beautiful weather and i hit a lot of different kinds of shots. when a professional golfer says that, they mean they intentionally hit a a lot of different kinds of sho
CNBC
Feb 13, 2013 12:00pm EST
yield which isn't bad compared to what citi will pick up in the bond market but it's not just about the dividend yield, it's also about the dividend growth an the payout ratio is barely more than 30%, when it gets above 50 the story will be over. >> don't fight the feds is the bottom line. that helped eliminate any huge blowup in europe, it's also meaning that maybe we're not going to get a recession in the united states and probably helped out china as well. joe you wanted to jump in? >> david it sounds like maybe you're not as rosy in regards to your outlook. you're saying i would have been right in a pullback if not for central banks being so flush with liquidity. what about the housing recovery we're experiencing and corporate earnings that are incredibly strong and what about a corporate debt market that in terms of issuance investors can't get their hands on enough of it? >> well i would say that the high yield market's become fully priced. high yield tends to lead the stock market and you know beauty is in the eye of the beholder. you talk about strong corporate earnings but
CNBC
Feb 21, 2013 5:00pm EST
york city's times skwaer, i'm melissa lee. crash course. the original dr. doom says beware of 1987 all over again. he explains why. buyer's market. why the time may be running out for a good deal on your dream house. real estate mogul barbara cork ran is here for us. and oscar buzz. what is the golden statue worth for movie studio profits? michael burns of lionsgate gives you a preview. b.k., start with you. >> for me, it's gold. it bounced off 1550. this is a market i have not traded well over the last couple of weeks but we have a tradeable bottom here. you can use, let's call it 150 on the gld as your stop point, if i'm wrong tab this one. and i think even though the fed supposedly as of the minutes yesterday may be slowing down their purchases, the rest of the world isn't, so, you can still buy gld and it will -- >> you don't get spooked by that, you're like -- >> i don't get spooked by any crosses. none whatsoever. >> the big one? no? >> and the call activity backed this up, right? >> yeah. and b.k. is no vampire. that's why -- >> i do like garlic. >> but yes, we started seeing ye
CNBC
Feb 28, 2013 9:00am EST
for cablevision in a very long time. david, in the meantime, we want to call your attention to vatican city. pope benedict xvi stepping down after nearly eight years as pontiff after unexpectedly announcing his resignation on february 11th for health reasons. you can see him walking down the hall here. he's expected to depart vatican city by helicopter heading to castel gandolfo where he will take up temporary residence until his new residence outside of vatican city is complete. once he steps into the castel gandolfo, the doors will closed and it is complete. >> thousands of people stormed into st. peter's square to watch this happen. they put big screen televisions inside the vatican grounds for the public to watch what is happening. it's hard to get a vantage point of the scale if you've never been there but isn't that just an amazing thing to watch? >> and historic are, given that we haven't seen anything like this in 600 years, right? >> i wasn't there but obviously you were, david. eagerly checking the stocks. >> yes, i was. >> interesting this morning, cardinal dolan of new york was asked
CNBC
Feb 28, 2013 5:00pm EST
. >>> live from the nasdaq market site in new york city's times square, i'm melissa lee. here's what "fast" is buyer beware. find out what red flag jp more gan's tom lee seeps right now. >>> defensive blitz. just how much pain the sequester could cost defense stocks. >>> and web wagers. who is best poised toic stroo it big when it comes to online gambling. the markets close in on fresh record highs. what was the top trade of the day today? dr. j? start with you. >> my top trade was the stickiness of the vix. it's made a big trip this week, so, i'm not saying, boy, it's just, you can't push it past 15 at all. it's made it from basically 1320, all the way up to 1920, back down to 14 and then it just wouldn't go any lower than ends up jumping on that rally for the vix. and subsequent selloff for the s&p 500. i was doing these one by two spreads in there, mel, i was buying the selling the 18, that's what the street was doing. >> and beekers, of course, a nail-biter of a day. i don't know if you have had the popcorn out today. we were 50 points away from the dow's record high. >> i always have
CNBC
Feb 13, 2013 6:00am EST
private partnership in the cayman islands. he happened to invest in partnerships when he was at citi, and they happened to be based there. >> in romney's case he set them up down there? >> no, he didn't. i was not making -- i never made the cayman islands argument to you ever. >> oh! about romney? >> i never did. go back and check the tapes. never. >> i don't think he ever did. >> i think -- >> i don't think he did. >> in general, just the whole perception. now al gore's got more money, a lot more money than romney, as you know. you think that's in the cayman islands? >> he's not filthy rich. no, that's somewhere safe, the lea -- the middle east. >> as the ocean washes across the country, it's safe, probably in gold. >>> in the markets, the futures are fight slightly higher. yesterday the dow was up by 47 point. the s&p up by two. as patty dawn points out, the nasdaq has been the big issue. it was actually down yesterday by five points. it has not closed above the 3,200 level that so many had been watching closely. some say in order to see the s&p 500 and the dow break out to new hig
CNBC
Feb 23, 2013 6:00am EST
city's times square, i'm melissa lee. these are the traders. stocks break their losing streak. the dow closing with over 100-point gain breaking its two-day losing streak. is this healthy price action or is there something amiss in the markets? it was a tough week for home builders, retailers and autos. they are surfacing about the strength of the consumer. >> we saw disappointing results out of home builders, like toll brothers. the automakers had a tough week. the fed has been doing what they have been doing. we got the minutes from the last meeting. a little more dissent than some people had expected. at some point, they are going to take their pedal off the metal. we are facing sequester, $4 gas at the pump, payroll tax increase. some guys told us this is hurting their sales. at some point, something has to give. i'm not sure at five-year highs if we can continue to go up. >> the home builders were due for a sharp pullback. they had gotten so far ahead of themselves, trading at valuations that go back to the last real estate bubble even though we are try tog create a new one. >> ar
CNBC
Feb 15, 2013 6:00am EST
with their foams and cameras that showed the bags in question, the tent city in question. people who had a room with an actual window were much happier. we interviewed some of those folks last night. it wasn't as hot or smelly in their room. they were probably on an upper deck, so depending on where you were on the boat, as always. 100 buses were waiting last night to either new orleans or to galveston, which is where the boat originally disembarked from. there's going be about a dozen charter flights today by delta to get everybody home. back to you guys. >> all right, mcc, thank you. we want to hear from you, if not on a cruise ship, where would you rather be stuck? what would a better place to be rather than on a cruise ship? >> how about right here at work? >> right here at work? >> filling in for andrew ross sorkin. >> filling in for andrew ross sorkin. it smells fine in here right now. you showered this morning? i did, too. it's friday. so i did, as well. it's underwear change day, shower day, everything else. >> once a week you shower? >> is that tmi? no, no. when we were out in pebble,
CNBC
Feb 20, 2013 9:00am EST
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CNBC
Feb 5, 2013 5:00pm EST
right now. >>> live from the nasdaq market site in new york city's times square, i'm melissa lee. magic kingdom. disney's been the happiest place on earth for investors. why mickey mouse is still a good bet. tech troubles. it's the worst sector so far this year. tom picks that benefit from the mobile revolution. and blackberry brawl. can the momentum continue for blackberry? dan and guy duke it out in a smartphone street fight. first, let's get straight to breaking news here. shares of hewlett-packard surging on reports that the board is studying potential breakup scenarios. jon fortt has the latest. fact or fiction here? >> melissa -- fact, but not extremely exciting fact. the business new side courts reporting this. not a lot new i see in this report, saying that the board is exploring a breakup of some divisions, among other scenarios to maximize shareholder value. doesn't seem they've ever stopped analyzing these scenarios. but the spin off of the pc business is something that meg whitman keeps ruling out. earnings call after earnings call. nothing clear anything about that has chan
CNBC
Feb 11, 2013 4:00pm EST
of the world's 1 billion catholics. claudia lavonnia now with more from vatican city. >> reporter: hello. it's been quite a day here at the vatican. of course we haven't seen this as you said in about 700 years now. the last pope that resigned or rather abdicated, let's say, was in 1294. it was the fifth. now back then it was called the great refusal by him. this time pope benedict xvi said well, i am stepping down. i just can't take it anymore. the tasks of the pontiff is just too much for me. i'm letting a younger pope take over and bring it on for the 1.2 billion catholics worldwide. certainly this was unexpected. he said he was tired, but nobody thought or expected that it would come down to step down as a matter of fact. >> thank you very much for that. we're going to talk more about that. and i'm sure it's been quite a day there in vatican city. also putting italy front and center for two important elections coming up. the presidential election due out at the end of the month. fernando napolitano is with me. he is holding a summit today in new york focussed on investing in italian comp
CNBC
Feb 11, 2013 5:00pm EST
. >>> live from the nasdaq market site in new york city's times square, i'm melissa lee. here are tonight's top three trades. more money, more problems? why a drastic pay back may be the shareholder's best bet. energy independence. and, when it comes to oil, the focus is on north america, not the middle east. and gold breakdown. dennis gartman on why gold continues to lose its luster. but first, got to get to our top trade here, because the s&p 500 is hovers at 1500 yet again, our traders have found ways to play this rally. guy? >> hi, mel. >> valentine's week, just so you know. waiting for my gift. you laugh. valuation is crazy, 21 times forward earnings. you go back to the last quarter, operating margins, much better than expected. i know valuations are stretched. wig short interest here. still goes higher. >> is that connected to valentine's day week? >> no. nothing to do with it. >> not taking your wife to dunkin' donuts? >> just making sure mel knows, i'm waiting for my gift on thursday and that's putting it out there. >> wow. >> keep on a-waiting. pete? >> medical equipment. look at
CNBC
Feb 12, 2013 3:00pm EST
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CNBC
Feb 13, 2013 4:00pm EST
of this, you don't even have to look hard for t.cities like albuquerque, new mexico, raised its minimum wage at the beginning of the year, and you're already seeing headlines there, you know, restaurant cutbacks, restaurant that cut hours two days a week and opted not to hire six new employees. i mean, these are actual on-the-ground consequences that are happening, so if ken wants to -- wants to give his employees a raise, that's fine, but we don't need the government to mandate that for all other businesses, especially marginal businesses that can't affit. >> well, what's the answer then to moving needle on the middle class? how do you think you should do it? >> who is earning the minimum wage who is trying to help. one in six people who earns the minimum wage is a single parent supporting children, so let's say we're trying to help that group. do something like expanding the earned income tax credit which will boost their wages through the tax code instead of a mandate on employers. shown to reduce poverty unlike the minimum wage which has been shown not to reduce poverty. >> that's a
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Feb 20, 2013 6:00am EST
. >> maybe somebody heard something with regard to a banker, some banker was going that city. putting two and two together. making a good bet. not based on actual knowledge but a bet that a lot of people follow that. they cash in, suddenly there's the huge action in the options. sec's right to look at it. they can put people other oath. people want to testify -- here's what i saw, what i did. the evidence that people are trading ahead of the deal is not evidence that they knew it was going happen. they figured it out. >> let me throw one other piece of news -- >> the -- at the monsanto -- >> i used to track plans. you can't do it anymore. very hard to track plans. >> get out on a moped and follow sir larns wiwrence wildman -- >> i believe that's legal as long as you're not tapping lines. >> it eerie. >> dell, they had earnings. i don't think new england care good the earnings, they --in cared about the earnings, they cared about the buyout. >> i think it's sad and public shareholders take a longer term view is the only reason this company is going private is because michael dell and silve
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Feb 20, 2013 5:00pm EST
, everybody. see you tasame time tomorrow. >>> live from the nasdaq market site in new york city's times square, i'm melissa lee. here is what "fast" is following tonight. taking a toll. the luxury home builder dropping today on earnings. is the stock priced for perfection? the ceo joins us. fool's gold? a dreaded death cross. but tim seymour isn't leaving the miners for dead. and office office. is the merger of office max and office depot good or bad for staples? dan and karen face off in the supply closet. first, let's get straight to today's action. the s&p and the nasdaq having their worst day of the year. the dow having its worst day in two weeks. so, the question tonight is, is this the beginning of a bigger correction? how worried are you that the fed is about to take away the punch bowl of easy money here? dan nathan, what do you say? >> well, of course it is the beginning. at the end of the day, i think there weren't too many surprises in the fed minutes, but the ones that took the market down were already baked into the cake in some wakes. to me, you mentioned toll brothers, th
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Feb 27, 2013 5:00pm EST
york city's times square, i'm melissa lee. here is what fast is following tonight. rally mode. forget washington grid lock and the italian elections, the bull run is back on. we have your top trades. >>> rotten apple. no new cash for shareholders. why a top-rated growth manager is sticking by the stock. >>> and regis on the markets. mr. millionaire himself joins us on set with his latest stock picks in another "fast money" trading exclusive. but first, to our lead story. a monster day for the markets. the dow within 1% of its record highs set back in 2007. the s&p closing in on those levels, 3% away from its high. guy, what do you make of -- >> gad you're back. >> down there? >> crazy. regis is here -- listen, we talked about the markets for awhile. we had a couple outside days, now lower. what we're setting up for is the potential in the s&p for an outside week higher, which could be very powerful, might get us to the 1550 level. a lot of people pooh-poohed today, saying volume isn't there, but guess what? if it's one share or one billion, you made money if you were long today. i sti
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Feb 11, 2013 6:00am EST
digging out for you. hamden, connecticut, 40 inches. in portland, the biggest snow in city history, 32 inches of snow falling in portland, maine. we have a messy commute for you, more freezing snow, more rain rolling in. for new york, it will be all rain for you. put it on top of the foot of snow that you had, it's a crummy morning. light snow rolling in towards boston and freezing rain, temperatures at 26 degrees. 3 below in bangor. in the capital district about 32. in new york, temperatures close to 42 degrees this morning. a little bit more snow to go, mostly through northern new england, as much as half a foot. and in watertown. but now, in addition to that, the staff has gotten very, very active. yesterday evening, a tornado touching down in hattiesberg, mississippi. many people injured, hitting southern mississippi campus here. more storms firing up this morning, not ruling out tornados. more storms in pensacola, florida, including val ves ton and houston. low chance of tornado, but a high threat for flooding. guys, no matter how you slice it, north or south, some very unwelcome
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Feb 11, 2013 9:00am EST
of the world's cleanest gas turbines are now powering some of america's biggest cities. siemens. answers. >>> happy monday. welcome back to "squawk on the street." we'll begin with tech. jim short sounding the alarm of the apple bulls who screamed buy before the stock went down. we'll find out how many analysts failed to see that. >>> pope benedict will resign at the end of the month citing health concerns. what does it mean for the vatican and who could be next. >>> google shares down after hitting an all-time high last week, surging over 10% since the beginning of the year. are the charts pointing to more of a pullback ahead. >>> first, a lot of news out on tech this morning. certainly over the weekend we found google executive chairman eric schmidt is selling roughly 42% of his stake in google, in a move that could net him more than $2.5 billion. jon fortt has more from san jose. he joins us live. is it a surprise that schmidt should be such a heavy seller now? >> maybe a little bit of a surprise. not as big as the pope saying he's on his way out. but schmidt owns about 7.6 million sh
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Feb 14, 2013 9:00am EST
cities. siemens. answers. >>> welcome back to a news packed "squawk on the street." road map for the next hour, m and a hitting the street, berkshire and 3g buying heinz for $20 million including debt. we'll ask a long time berkshire shareholder how he feels about the deal. >> comments on the merger in the skies between us airways and american airlines. it is a cnbc exclusive. >> ceo of zillow joins us, shares surging 20% after record fourth quarter earnings. his initial reaction live in just a few moments. first back to the huge news of the day. warren buffett's berkshire hathaway and 3g buying heinz. bring in the man who broke the story. andrew sorkin. thanks. walk us through the history of this deal. >> this deal -- thank you, carl. the deal came about starting in december when actually the folks at 3g reached out to warren buffett. we do have warren buffett describing the transaction. it is for $72.50. the premium, 20%. should note 20% off its highs. that is something not though sneeze at. take a listen to what warren buffett had to say about the transaction. >> we're putting up more
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Feb 19, 2013 6:00am EST
. the cold is what's moving in here. dangerous windchills, 15 the below sfee row in the twin citys, 1 is in chicago and 13 in indianapolis. lots of layers for all the kids who are going back to school today. then we catch our next storm, this little pin wheel around the oregon coast. this will dive down around california today and is be a pretty big snowmaker. coast to coast, 6 to 12 inches in the snowfall mountains. plenty of snow here around the wasatch. these amounts in the appalachians, on the order of 1 to 3 inches today 37 back to you guys. >> beck can he can't believe what she just heard about that cold weather. eric, they're melg me, you didn't know it was 25 degrees. >> it's warmed up in minneapolis since earlier today. >> such balmy weather. >> it's like, i've known this, right? >> we're here to educate. >> eric, i rely on the weather channel. tell us something, andrew -- >> he did. he just told me it's 2:22 in nairobi. >> you need singapore time? >> you know what else? the clock when you put them all in, andrew, am i right? if it's nice, the clocks are dark. if it's daytime
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Feb 20, 2013 4:00am EST
at citi's expectations. trade's been volatile. shares fractionally lower. >>> let's check the broader landscape. two european markets are a little higher. xetera dax adding .3 after a strong performance yesterday on the strong zew survey. bond rates, we haven't seen as much focus on the space. it tells you something. the ten year in spain, 5.15%, under 4.4 for italy ahead of the elections on sunday. over to forex, the euro yesterday was initially stronger. gave up ground. today, adding .2% to 134. the yen giving up another .3%, heading back toward the 93 level. for more let's check in with li from singapore. >> reporter: thank you. asian shares climbed to the highest level in 1.5 years on an improving global outlook. the nikkei managed to close at a 52-month high despite a record trade deficit in january. investors are still awaiting the decision for the next boj chief. toyota shares gained 1.7% after thenique reports. the carmaker will ramp up production in april by 10% on expectations of higher domestic sales and more profitability due to a weaker yen. japan tobacco lost 1% an reute
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Feb 5, 2013 12:00pm EST
on valuation, he joins us now from new york city. >> we have been watching apple sell all the way down from $705 to where it stands today. what's it worth for real? people want to know who are watching this show, whether they should get in, if they have it now, what should they do. >> i think it's worth a lot more than $450. at the same time, i was listening to your discussion and i think it's good news that the traders are leaving and the momentum is gone because i left apple eight months ago and i was on cnbc when i said i wasn't going to be an apple investor because there were too many crazy people around, essentially investing in the stock for the wrong reasons. if they wash out the markets of all those investors who had no idea what happened but are trading on it purely based on momentum. the value i got and it's on my website, is about $600 per share. when investors react to the earnings report. it was not a great earnings report. growth had leveled off, but if only apple were priced on the expectation of high growth. you don't need any growth to justify a $4 billion market cap. at a
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Feb 6, 2013 12:00pm EST
it to continue. jim and anthony in new york city. what's fueling this rally? give us perspective. >> platinum is a good indicator how the industrial markets are doing. 66% of all platinum mind is used in industry. auto number one, jewelry, number two and turbine engines for airplanes. it is showing you there is strength in the auto industry and airplane and jewelry business. a good indicator and usually in a good economy, platinum will o out-perform gold. >> why are traders watching it. >>> what does it tell them? >> first, i only agree with half of what he just said. the platinum scenario is important for the stocks to do well, pretty decent global growth but nothing to write home about. platinum does a little bit better when the china story looks like it could pop with momentum. an excellent indicator from the stock market but not just the growth side of it. >> if you had to pick one metal for 2013, flat numb, gold or silver? >> i'm looking at platinum. it is $5 from its all time high and gold closer to that. i think it can make that move quicker and usually out-performs gold. >>> what abou
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Feb 7, 2013 6:00am EST
city, in is a tricky forecast for you. you're right on the line. we know it's going to snow. the question is, how much is it going to snow. we've got you in the 6 to 12 inch range right now. that would be the biggest storm of the year so far. northern new jersey, some big snow totals and in lesser amounts if you move south and west. don't think you're going to have to go very far to get into the north or east to get into the bigger snow totals. poughkeepsie, eastern long island, things will be significantly worse than we see in the city itself. timing there is late tomorrow and into tomorrow night. you see amounts tapering off as you head farther south and west. the idea here is that a lot of people see a foot of snow. some people say two feet of snow. maybe in a few spots in and around boston we could see three feet of snowfall out of this one. your top five snowstorms, the biggest, presidents' day in 2003. some model res saying we may beat that total in boston. not written in stone, but these are ones that everybody remembers. we stop that, that indeed will be something to
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Feb 8, 2013 4:00am EST
's calling in at jfk. everyone is trying to get out of the city before the storm hits. but everything starting from now is basically canceled. >> it will be hard. if you are stuck, there's within thing you can do. >> which is? >> turn the tv on. >> and watch cnbcwex. >> get your food in -- >> and -- >> no, no, the entire channel is fine. you don't have to just watch "worldwide exchange." there are worse things you could do. >>> still to come on the show, apple says it's considering returning cash to shareholders after coming under pressure from david einhorn. more details when we come back. . this is for real this time. step seven point two one two. verify and lock. command is locked. five seconds. three, two, one. standing by for capture. the most innovative software on the planet... dragon is captured. is connecting today's leading companies to places beyond it. siemens. answers. [ male announcer ] ok, here's the way the system works. let's say you pay your guy around 2% to manage your money. that's not much you think. except it's 2% every year. does that make a difference? search "
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Feb 12, 2013 9:00am EST
of america's biggest cities. siemens. answers. >>> only 25 minutes before tim cook addresses the goldman sachs technology conference. we'll break down what we can expect to hear from cook and what does it mean for apple stock today. great to see you. >> hello. >> what are you expecting to hear from cook today? >> yes. he's going to speak at the conference and we don't think he'll get into too much details over there. at this point, where the stock is, we think he'll address two things. strategy and products. they said they're actively looking at the cash balance. we expect them to increase dividends and have more buybacks. we think he's not going to get into details, but they're going to indicate their willingness to do that. on new products, they'll definitely talk about new products before the actual launch. but i think he's going to talk about the confidence in the new product pipeline. >> do you think that tim cook's playbook will change a little bit, given the pressure that he might be feeling from shareholders, like a david einhorn? and the focus that apple's been under, and the sc
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Feb 15, 2013 9:00am EST
expect ed melissa le x back to you. >> we are watching gold, it's heading for a six month low. citi making some bearish comments about gold and if it's in the process of peaking new, industries suggest gold could go into hibernation for a long time. meantime, the g-20 finance ministers in moscow also weighing on the metals markets, looking to see how they will deal with currency wars and in term of the pricing of the precious metal. we also saw a lot of hedge fund managers and granted they are a snapshot of where they stood at the end of last quarter, but some notable moves in terms of gold, tsiros, pimco cutting their bets in gold. >> the citi note's interesting. they say if history is repeating itself and you had the bull market in the '70s followed by years in the '80s, we cannot look for gold to exceed 1950 in the next 20 years if it is peaking at the moment. they call it a long cycle metal. it tends to do that for a long time. would disappoint a lot of people who still see inflation as a longer term challenge. >> right and there's a surprising report from the world gold council
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Feb 19, 2013 12:00pm EST
the better, they like citi, they like bank of america. that's a pretty significant line in the stand. i don't know a lot of people that are long on the stock that are looking to part with it just yet. it really seems to be strong, even on down days. >> interesting you say that because, weis, you're one of those. you're long and you have no plans to bail. >> i don't. i'm till positive on the economy. net interest margins will increase and you'll make more money. i think you're seeing a turn in m&a also. >> until that dynamic change, i'm not sure why anyone would want to walk away. >> best buy is getting a boost today, also getting an upgrade. stocks having a nice move. >> the stock was left for dead last year. fourth quarter sales were a little better than people expected, that showed some stabilization, which was positive. and steefle also making a call on management doing a much better job. the risk is the same it's been. google is getting into retail, apple has eaten their lrcunch. i would take profits and gets out of this. i don't see growth going forward. >> and dell will report earning
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Feb 21, 2013 11:00pm EST
regulatory pressure and you can't buy a big gulp in new york city anymore. what would you rather own, coca-cola, 100% beverages or pepsico, which is only 40% beverages and 60% snacks? pepsico is being saved by frito-lay and global foods division. let's have a taste test with pepsico snacks and coca-cola snacks. not fair. and, look, the beverage business is healthier, it's got the gatorade, and tropicana juices, and 40% of the beverage volume is noncarbonated and only 20% is full sugar soda. within that 20% they have mountain dew. i had one for lunch, maybe you can tell. bizarrely, one of the most popular brands out there. mountain dew is on fire in india. mountain dew, india. can't make this up. pepsi has a major restructuring program underway. cut out layers of middle management, reduced head count. business speak for laying off people to deliver $3 billion in savings by 2015, and it can use the money it's saving to support its brands. restructuring improved the brand by $3 million, and pepsico can break itself up into a beverage company and snack company. something coca-cola can't do. an
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Feb 27, 2013 4:00am EST
. >>> it was a budget day in hong kong. we'll head out east to get all the data as the city's poised to enjoy a return to higher growth. >>> and we fly tout singapore to speak to the global head of trade at hspc who think that the face of trade is changing as more high-end products are due to be exported out of emerging markets. >>> bides all of that -- besides all of that, the focus is on the auction in italy. that will hit the tape in an hour and ten minutes. how much will italy have to pay for its political impasse? rome looking to sell between three and four billion euros of a ten-year issue. this was the six-month auction producing the most since 2012, up around 50 basis points. this is where the euro is trading ahead of the auction. 130.79 where we stand currently. yesterday we were down at seven-week low of around 1,317 -- 1.3017. it's warned in italy that a loss of investor confidence could increase borrowing costs and reignite the debt crisis. as for italy's politicians, the leader of the center left coalition has vowed that he would try to form a government and seek an alliance that would re
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Feb 27, 2013 9:00am EST
. it's really a tale of two cities, right? you've got the market feeling great from the get-go, mutual fund inflows. you feel the market wanted to go higher in january. it carried over a little bit into february. but there's been no follow-through really on the volume. and the other metrics you would look at. a little better on options. so it's interesting. now the question is, do things like sequestration and what's going on in italy right now throw us a few curveballs we don't really need right now. >> or maybe our volume levels are down for good. >> could be. >> people just say that's the wave. >> the investors are certainly turning over their portfolios less than they were. they're moving into higher asset classes now. maybe we have to get used to a new normal on volumes. >> derivatives strong, divide that up pretty good in the yields. that can work for everybody. >> i think the strategy in the merger really is a divide and conquer strategy. stapling on our interest rate complex to their commodity and energy franchise. gives us more time to focus on the nyse assets here. so i'm exc
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Feb 27, 2013 6:00pm EST
systems go. and cramer fave kansas city southern, ksu, $103, all-time record and it may be in talks to build a major hub to bring oil to texas refineries. shipping by train. and important to get an outlet for the domestic oil, and ksu is the preferred way to play it. a terrific stock because of the smoking hot mexican trunk line. how do we know this isn't a blip? you see companies make truck engines and components like cummins, $2.39 and remarkable runs all, nowhere near as amazing as boeing. the supposedly hobled pitiful helpless giant maker of planes that isn't supposed to be able to fly any time soon, if you read the press reports. why the heck 66 cents from the 52-week high, how about because they play huge orders with the companies, because it may be, despite what the press reports you hear and see the financest manufacturer in the world. they will fick this problem faster than anyone believes possible. that abundance of order makes sense given airlines are the most solvent i have ever seen them and i think -- get this. stop trading for a moment. i any united continental, delta
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